Craft & Publishing Workshops


Join other writers and experts in the field to learn about topics relating to writing and marketing your work. These interactive workshops  allow you to dig deeper into your work and learn from other committed writers in a collegial setting. (Click on class title for registration information)

9:30 – 11:00 am (Central Time)
On Zoom
($30 for Current Red Oak Roundtable Participants and WWA Members)


Nov. 7, 2020 –Photographs as Muse with Christopher Chambers

Explore the possibilities that photographs hold for writers and explore writing from photographs. Designed for memoir writers, poets, fiction writers, and anyone interested in writing and photography and looking for inspiration and ideas. Bring an open mind and photograph or two.

Dec. 5, 2020 – Character Dialogue: It isn’t what a character says, it’s what a character does. with John Leicht

Dialogue is action, not conversation. How are real characters fleshed out through dialogue? How do they “sound” on the page? Complete characterization starts with honesty of dialogue, which arises from honesty of character foundation.  But what is character honesty? Learn how to develop a voice model for the character and how to write accents without resorting to byzantine diction. Appropriate for writers of plays, fiction, and nonfiction